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Igreja São Domingos de Gusmão da Ordem Terceira

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The baroque Church of the Third Order of St. Dominic (1731) houses a collection of carved processional saints and other sacred objects. Such sculptures often had hollow interiors and were used to smuggle gold into Portugal to avoid taxes. Asian details in the church decoration are evidence of long-ago connections with the Portugese colonies of Goa and Macau.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Praça 15 de Novembro s/n, Terreiro de Jesus, Salvador, 40020–210
  • Phone: 071/3242–4185
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Sun.–Fri. 8–noon, 2–5
  • Location: Salvador
Updated: 06-24-2013

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